The Carpenters: Horizon 1975 CD-New $49.99


The Carpenters: Horizon 1975 CD-New Made In UK.

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Horizon is the sixth studio album by the American musical duo the Carpenters. It was recorded at A&M Studios (mainly in Studio “D” using then-state-of-the-art 24-track recording technology, 30 Dolby, and recorded at 30 inches per second). The Carpenters spent many hours experimenting with different sounds, techniques and effects.

The beautifully arranged “Aurora” sets the album’s ambience. “Eventide,” a continuation of the melody and theme, shows up later in the album. The covers, “Desperado” and “Please Mr. Postman,” have the duo adding nothing new to the tracks. A more convincing take on the standard “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” was co-arranged and orchestrated by the legendary Billy May. The track, despite the depressing horn and backing vocal arrangement, has Carpenter’s empathy and tone ringing clear. Another cover, “Solitaire” written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody, is melodramatic but a great match for Carpenter’s voice. The originals, including “(I’m Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You,” are competent but not magical, and that fact diminishes the effort. Although some might be put off by the sorrow-or-bust ethos of this, Horizon gains its strength from strong production values and, of course, Karen Carpenter‘s singular gifts as an interpreter.

Video: The Carpenters – Only Yesterday (1975)


1 Aurora

2 Only Yesterday

3 Desperado

Written-By – Don Henley, Glen Frey*
4 Please Mister Postman

5 I Can Dream Can’t I

Arranged By, Orchestrated By – Billy May
Bass – Joe Mondragon
Drums – Alvin Stoller
Guitar – Bob Bain
Keyboards – Pete Jolly
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Frank Flynn
Written-By – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain
6 Solitaire

Written-By – Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody
7 Happy

8 (I’m Caught Between) Goodbye And I Love You

9 Love Me For What I Am

Written-By – John Bettis, Palma Pascale
10 Eventide



Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in